The 10 longest superhero movies in history

Are long movies always boring? There are several examples that show that it is not quite out there. If screen time is well used to develop characters and create a connection with the audience, three hours of duration, for example, turns out to be something quite acceptable and even desired.

We have prepared a list to show how this varies between the works of DC and Marvel as well. Check out the ten longest superhero movies released so far!

10. Captain America: Civil War — 147 minutes

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The feature was the eighth to be released on the MCU, Marvel’s Cinematographic Universe, and it makes sense to have been so long, after all, it has the presence of several well-known superheroes.

In addition, it also served to introduce the Spider man it’s the black Panther for future productions. If the exhibition time were less, there would be a great risk that the characters would not receive the deserved development.

9. Avengers: Infinite War — 149 minutes

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It’s unfair to expect a sequel as great as this to have less time. Infinite War it serves as the foundation for the main event of one of the biggest movie franchises and does it amazingly, giving the feeling that it could have even more time that fans wouldn’t complain.

8. Wonder Woman: 1984 — 151 minutes

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Here, time really came under criticism from the public, mainly because it was one of the most anticipated DC productions. In it, an initial 30-minute scene is presented, showing only Diana’s past in Themyscira, only then to advance in time and place the viewer in the period of the 1980s.

The long intro can make the viewer bored and directly affect the entire exhibition experience.

7. Batman vs. Superman: The Origin of Justice — 152 minutes

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One of the superhero movies that generated the most anticipation in the public, BvS served as an introduction to several topics, such as Wonder Woman itself, the future formation of the Justice League and the death of Superman.

The confrontation between the biggest characters in DC really needed time to be well developed.

6. The dark Knight — 152 minutes

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Christopher Nolan’s sequel managed to be even more iconic than the first work in the trilogy. With memorable action scenes and a very well-developed story, the work, already established as one of the best representations of Batman, gives the feeling that it could have even more time.

5. Superman: The Return — 254 minutes

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The oldest production on the list was released in 2006 and surprised, at the time, by reaching the milestone of more than 2 and a half hours in length. However, Bryan Singer’s production was heavily criticized for using so much screen time and still failing to develop the Super man appropriately.

4. watchmen — 163 minutes

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Before the iconic HBO series, starring Regina King, came the 2009 feature from The Watchers. Considered Zack Snyder’s best work by a large part of the audience, the work is perfect for showing the perspective of such different characters in a unique and peculiar way, giving the viewer the same feeling of reading the comic book on which the film was based.

3. The Dark Knight Rises — 165 minutes

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For those who know the story of Batman in the comics, Christopher Nolan’s sequel is a perfect junction of references. With Scarecrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Bane and Thalia, the director managed to close the trilogy as flawlessly as possible by using a lot of screen time wisely, as not a second seems unnecessary.

two. Avengers: Endgame — 181 minutes

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Completing a franchise that had been launching for 11 years generated a lot of anticipation. There were several secondary stories that were planted over time in the MCU and that needed to be resumed for an appropriate outcome, something that Ultimatum managed to do.

If the duration was shorter, many aspects could have been left out. Despite this, it was clear that the right decision was made.

1. Justice League: Zack Snyder Court — 242 minutes

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Over four hours long, the so-called Snyder’s Cut is an extended version of Justice League, released in 2017. With many new scenes, the work gives more depth and development to the story by filling gaps left previously.

For those who don’t want to watch everything at once, the film is divided into smaller chapters, lasting between 30 and 45 minutes to make the screening more relaxed.

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